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nelson, requesting an inventory list of the evidence by number and description. the jury has finished deliberating for today and will resume tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. eastern. msnbc's craig melvin has been following this case closely and joins me from outside the florida courthouse. it was an active day, craig. now i guess quiet. >> yeah, you know, mike, very active. three and a half hours. three hours, 30 minutes, that's how long the jury of six women spent deliberating this afternoon into the evening. shortly after, they received that list of evidence, shortly thereafter they informed judge nelson that they were done for the day. they'll go home, and as you indicated tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m., they will begin deliberating once again. we should note here as we noted before that judge nelson is leaving this essentially up to the jury. how long they'll deliberate, when they will start their day, when they will end their day. so it will be interesting to see precisely how long they go until tomorrow. you mentioned the courthouse, for all practical intents and purposes. it is cle
into evening. shortly after they received the evidence and informed judge nelson they were done for the day. they'll go home until tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. and will begin deliberating once again. we should note here that judge nelson is leavinging this essentially up to the jury how long they'll deliberate, when they start, when theyal start their day. when they will end their day. so it will be interesting to see me sizely how long they go until tomorrow. you mentioned the courthouse for all practical intents and purposes, it is clear right now. law enforcement has left for the night. so have the handful of demonstrators who were here. they were the largest number we've seen since the trial started. we're only talking about 21, 2. law enforcement held anous conference encouraging people who live nearby and people around the country, as well to remain calm despite the verdict. i've got to be honest with you, having been here on the ground, having been over to see the protesters, it does appear as if that's a legitimate concern right now. there has not been a great deal of activity in f
: the debate brought more testy exchanges between west and judge debra nelson. >> i understand. i've already ruled, and you have -- you continually disagree with this court every time i make a ruling. >> reporter: in the end, the judge ruled third degree felony murder would not be an option for the jury. >> i just don't think that the intentional part of that is there for the child abuse charge, and it's not alleged in the information that way, and i just don't think that the evidence supports that. >> reporter: the pressure now on mark o'mara to close out the defense's case friday before it heads to the jury. martin savidge, cnn sanford, florida. >> a lot to talk about tonight between the fight over lesser charges, the judge tangling with the attorneys and the i have a dream speech trying to redeem rachel jeantel to the lesser charges ruling, there's a lot to talk about, as i said. sunny hostin and jeffrey toobin and danny savalas and we'll talk about the mlk reference later in the conversation. mark, let me start with you, though, the lesser charges, don west obviously very upset, outraged
that he will not testify. also, judge nelson deciding not to throw the case out, not to grant an acquittal from the bench as well. so it's going to go to a jury at some point. again, we expect that the defense -- excuse me, the state will call at least two rebuttal witnesses, perhaps three. then of course the jury instructions, closing arguments as well. but again, the defense has rested its case. it looks like, looks like, we are approaching the end of this trial. >> craig, i think that the judge has just ruled a recess for 15 minutes. and that's why you're seeing pictures of the court emptying. they will be back in 15 minutes. craig, going back to adam pollock, the other person who testified today mr. dennis root, also, he of course was a safety and law enforcement trainer. he also was emphasizing thnotio of george zimmerman as a flaccid, flabby, weak fighter, wasn't he? >> yeah. yeah. that would be -- that would be precisely how he was described, martin. that would be -- yeah -- you mentioned dennis root. on the stand for four hours. and what was one of the things that was interesting a
anymore bizarre. >> reporter: the debate brought more testy exchanges between west and judge debra nelson. >> i've already ruled and you have -- you continually disagree with this court every time i make a ruling. >> reporter: in the end, the judge ruled third degree felony murder would not be an option for the jury. >> i just don't think that the intentional part of that is there for the child abuse charge and that's not alleged in the information that way. and i just don't think that the evidence supports that. >> reporter: the pressure, now on mark o'hara to close out the defense's case friday before it heads to the jury. martin savidge, cnn, sanford, florida. >> it will likely head to the jury tomorrow. high stakes ruling, props, a power point presentation. even the prosecutor skipping around the room at one point. just about anything that can happen in the courtroom did happen today. plenty to talk about with our panel. sunny hostin and jeffrey toobin. danny savalos and mark geragos. danny, let's start with you this time. that lesser charge that they wanted to suddenly bring in, that
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was asking george zimmerman, do you want to testify? don west was trying to object to what judge nelson was saying. it seemed very unusual. did that moment seem unusual to you? >> >> extremely unusual. it's a common place thing in the courtroom. the judge walks the defendant through his rights. he recites he understands them. he's voluntarily waiving his right to testify. it's all on the record. on to the next. george zimmerman seemed confused about whether he was making this decision or not. he needed more time. how much more time? he really couldn't say. don west tried to jump in and object to the judge's questions. she overruled these objections to her questions, which is, you know, highly unusual in the courtroom to object what the judge is saying. so now they're going to straighten it all out after this recess. >> lisa, let's see that moment really quick. >> you have the absolute right to remain silent. you do not have to say anything, do anything, or prove anything, is that correct? >> yes, your honor. >> and you also have the right to testify if you want to. do you understand tha
during this trial. in fact, it was so full in 5-d that judge nelson actually had to create some more space. >> there is confusion about how the verdict will be delivered once there is a verdict. can you shed light on that. >> you know, let me clear that up. we just got some information regarding that. earlier today we were told by law enforcement, law enforcement telling nbc news that they were going to request that judge nelson hold the verdict when it was reached until a weekday. again, out of an abundance of caution, if you will. that's what they indicated to us they were going to do. no word on whether judge nelson ever even got that request, but a short time ago, the public information officer here at the court telling nbc news that if a verdict is reached this weekend, that the court is going to have the verdict read that day. they're not going to be holding the verdict here in sanford, florida. we're also told that we should get, we should get about a 60-minute heads-up before that verdict is shared. >> craig, thanks for the report, as always. we appreciate it. >> thanks. >> f
that comes this weekend. we can tell you, though, that judge nelson has left it up to this jury to decide how long they will deliberate every night, whether they will continue to deliberate into the night. we can tell you the jury will be read very quickly. we told at one point the media would be given 60 minutes notice. at some point today that was decided that would not leslie be the case. a verdict could come down and four or five minutes later we could be on the air bringing it to you. we should also tell you that three of the jurors, the alter n the alternate jurors were released. there was a law enforcement press conference a short time ago. in short, we will not tolerate law breaking. that was the head heine from the press conference. i can tell you, i just walked over to where the demonstrators are, there's only about 20 of them right now. more cameras than there are protesters. and court has also reconvened as well. >> very quickly, i take it that none of those alternates speaking to the media at this juncture. >> none of the alternates are speaking to the media, in fact, their ident
exchange between judge debra nelson and defense attorney don west as the judge asks zimmerman whether he wanted to testify on his own behalf. it was a day in which both prosecution and defense attorneys used a mannequin to demonstrate what may have happened between trayvon martin and george zimmerman before the gun fired, killing martin. dennis root, public safety expert called by the defense, testified that the physical capabilities of george zimmerman were weaker than those of trayvon martin and martin was in better physical condition. msnbc's craig melvin has been monitoring all of today's proceedings. he joins us from the florida courthouse. we will not be hearing directly from george zimmerman? >> reporter: no, michael, that was the headline today. good evening to you. george zimmerman telling judge nelson this afternoon that, after consulting with his attorneys, he decided not to testify on his own behalf. 18 defense witnesses, 38 witnesses for the state, and now it appear this case will be going to the jury at some point tomorrow. judge nelson told the jurors before she released t
not before a tense exchange between judge debra nelson and defense attorney don west as the judge asks zimmerman whether he wanted to testify on his own behalf. the prosecution is now scheduled to begin its closing arguments tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. eastern time while the defense is to start on friday morning. in addition, prosecutors are saying they would like to include the lesser charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault. but the defense has objected, so that will likely be settled tomorrow. today was a day in which both prosecution and defense attorneyed used a pan quin to demonstrate what may have happened between trayvon martin and george zimmerman before the gun fired kicking martin. dennis root, public safety expert called by the defense, testified that the physical capabilities of george zimmerman were weaker than those of trayvon martin and that martin was in better physical condition. msnbc's craig melvin has been monitoring all of today's proceedings. he joins us from the florida courthouse. we will not be hearing directly from george zimmerman. >> no. that was the headli
as early as tomorrow. you're looking at live pictures where any moment judge deborah nelson is expected to issue decisions. one is whether to allow jurors to see that computer animation we were telling you about yesterday which apparently depict's zimmerman's version of events. the second is whether to allow jurors to see the 17-year-old martin's text messages that purportedly discuss fighting. the court is hearing a holding on a potential sequestration violation by defense witness john donnelly. donnelly may have violated the judges order that all witnesses except members of the victim's family be excluded from the courtroom. we've got beten you caught up. joining me now, msnbc analyst lisa bloom who's in new york. craig, what is the status right now in that courtroom? >> right now, a familiar sight about this time of morning. there is another side bar going on. the attorneys for the state, the attorneys for the defense are gathered there. you can see zimmerman actually doing something we haven't seen a lot of, doing some smiling, doing some laughing with another member of the defense
, judge nelson indicated she will bring the jury back at 2:00. at that time she will begin to read this. this is that 27-page -- 27 pages of instructions that she will go through. and at that point the jury will then head into the room and begin the process of deliberation. what is not clear at this point, we should say this for our viewers. we've ask the court public information officer this question and have yet to get a firm answer back. it is not clear whether the jury will deliberate through the weekend just yet. the judge, we understand, is going to give them that option. we expect that they will exercise that option since up until the lunch break just a few moments ago, every time judge nelson has asked, do you guys want to keep going or stop for a bathroom break or lunch break, they've always said that they'd like to continue, again with the exception of just a few moments ago. i guess when you stare at the prospect of having 27 pages read to you, you might want to have a full stomach, at the least. we've been keeping a very close eye on that courtroom, precisely how george zimm
not in the room now. judge nelson started this hearing at 8:30. we thought the jury might be brought in by 9:00. that obviously isn't going to happen. one other piece of news yesterday, chuck. there was word this forensic report would be allowed in. this is, of course, the forensics report that showed trafb martin had marijuana in his system. it's important to note here that the judge decided to allow that evidence to be introduced. we don't know precisely whether that evidence is going to be introduced just yet. >> let me go to lisa. this issue of animations. how common is it in criminal court to have either a prosecution or defense come up with an animation trying to depict a version of events. >> animations are extremely common today in american courts, although i would say more so in civil cases than in criminal cases. that's in large part because in criminal cases, usually criminal defendants don't have the money to hire expensive witnesses to put together animations. it can cost tens of thousands of dollars to do that. this is a very different kind of case with a defense fund establish
up, is judge nelson out of line? way out of line? judge nelson getting testy with the lawyers more than once. you can see the heated exchanges and decide. coming up. but first does trayvon mart you know's family think the prosecution made its case today. much more live coverage from much more live coverage from sanford, florida, ahead. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover, and learn from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i've been with bp for 24 years. i was part of the team that helped deliver on our commitments to the gulf - and i can tell you, safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge safety equipment and technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, where experts watch over all oudrilling activity, twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. safety is a vital part of bp's commitment to america - and to the nearly 25000 peopleho work withs here. we invest more in the u.s. than anywhere e
, judge debra nelson ruled testimony regarding marijuana levels in trayvon martin's system will now be evidence for jurors to consider, a critical ruling as this trial moves into day 11. >> back live in the courtroom here in sanford, florida, you can see attorney mark o'mara and daniel schumaker making his case, explaining exactly what he does to the judge. the judge, we expect, will rule and decide whether this jury will see that computer animation that he created of the shooting on february 28, 2012. wolf, there was another big ruling that came in yesterday, that the judge decided evidence of marijuana in trayvon martin's system, that it will be allowed as evidence in this case. now, just a few minutes ago, i spoke with daryl parks, he's the attorney who represents the martin family, about what that could mean to this case. let's listen. >> well, i think there's a problem, and i think if you listen to some of the statements that were made in court, there were traces of marijuana found in his system, some marijuana found in his system. you don't know what the real effect of it was.
. >> your objection is overruled. >> reporter: but after a tense exchange between judge debra nelson and zimmerman's lawyers, he made his choice. >> after consulting with counsel not to testify, your honor. >> reporter: there was also proof in court wednesday you can learn a lot from a dummy. during one of the most surreal moments in court, both sides straddled a foam dummy in attempts to illustrate the conflicting arguments as to what happened the night trayvon martin was killed. prosecuting attorney john guy argued that it could have been difficult for zimmerman to shoot at a 90 degree angle had trayvon martin been on top. >> would it be consistent the 90 degrees if trayvon martin was backing up and the defendant raised his gun and shot at 90 degrees? >> reporter: then defense attorney mark o'mara grabbed the dummy to support his argument. >> the injuries on mr. zimmerman's back on his head consistent with someone doing this? >> reporter: and on the final day of testimony, george zimmerman's father, robert zimmerman returned to the stand to address the screams heard on the 911 tape
judge debra nelson pressed george zimmerman over whether he was going to take the witness stand. >> mr. zimmerman have you made a decision whether you want to testify in this case? >> not at this time. >> how long do you think before you make that decision. >> may we have an opportunity to speak? the case isn't concluded yet. >> i understand that. and i asked mr. zimmerman if he needed more time to talk to his attorneys and if he does i will afford it to him. mr. zimmerman, now much more time do you think actual need to discuss this with your attorneys. >> on mr. zimmerman's behalf. >> i'm asking your client questions, please, mr. west. martha: that was something yesterday. there is a lot of questions about that exchange. we'll get into that a little later with judge janine. the jury and the spectators were riveted when the attorneys on both sides reenacted a what their side believes happened on the night trayvon martin was killed. zimmerman's attorney mark o'mara whod what he says is how trayvon martin pounded zimmerman's head into the pavement. the prosecution says there was no way z
here. a short time ago, in fact, just a few moments ago, judge nelson has decided to allow the toxicology report in. we expect that the state will offer a witness tomorrow to speak to the toxicology report. just to give you some background here, dr. bowe, on friday, if you recall, testified that at some point he changed his mind, not about whether there was actually marijuana in his trayvon martin's system, but whether that marijuana would have an effect on trayvon martin. that happened on friday. again, we do know that there was some marijuana in martin's system. the question that was just raised with judge nelson was, you know, whether the level of marijuana in his system would impair his behavior. and, again, just moments ago, judge nelson deciding that she is going to allow that toxicology report to be admitted into evidence, saying that if she were not to do that, it would be an irreversible error. so, again, a major development here. we should note here, obviously, the jury was not in the courtroom for any of this. there is another hearing underway right now, and this
? and today judge nelson asked him directly. >> have you made a decision? >> yes, your honor. >> what is your decision, sir? >> after consulting with counsel, not to testify, your honor. >> is it your decision not to testify in this case? >> yes, your honor. >> are you making that decision freely and voluntarily? >> yes, your honor. >> reporter: and with that, the defense rested. >> with all that in mind, the defense would rest. >> reporter: much of the day was spent on a use of force consultant who testified based on his analysis that zimmerman was non-confrontational, lacking a warrior mentality, but it was a dumby that proved to be one of the strongest witnesses of the day. it began when prosecutor john guy grabbed a life-sized mannequin to show their version of events. >> do you recognize this as being a human-type figure, right? >> yes, sir. >> okay. >> reporter: it was here the state seemed to concede trayvon martin could have been on top of george zimmerman. suggesting he was pulling away at the time he was shot. previously the prosecution argued zimmerman was on top. >> would it be co
>> i know. 9:00 to 11:00, we're doing a special. >> paul henderson, tad nelson, karen desoto. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. >>> good evening, from new york. i'm chris hayes. it was 16 1/2 months ago, february 26th, 2012, the altercation between trayvon mention min martin and george michael zimmerman took place in sanford, florida. tonight the fate of george zimmerman rests in the hands of a jury of six. there's other news tonight including an actual appearance of edward snowden in moscow. we'll show you later. we begin, of course, in florida, where 5 1/2 hours ago after 12 days of testimony, the jury was handed the case of the state of florida versus george zimmerman. the man that's charged with second-degree murder in the killing of trayvon martin. mr. zimmerman has pleaded not guilty. claiming self-defense. the jury has ended its deliberations for the day and will resume at 9:00 a.m. eastern time tomorrow. they've already asked the judge a question, in the short time since their deliberations began. they requested
, though, that the animation, judge nelson denied that the animation could be used as evidence but she did say the animation could be used demonstratively. they may see the animation in the closing for the defense but it will not be allowed to take the animation with them to the jury room. the other ruling this morning are the text messages and the pictures. judge nelson ruled that none of those will be allowed to be admitted into evidence right now. on the stand is your, as i'm talking here, dennis root is testifying. he is testifying right now. what is interesting here is that earlier this week, judge nelson decide thad his testimony would be very limited in its scope. he is not going to be allowed to testify as he said in his deposition, not going to be allowed to testify that george zimmerman acted in self-defense and exercised restraint or did not violate the laws of the state of florida. but, again, the defense expected to rest its case at some point today. >> thank you, craig melvin. i want to bring in msnbc news legal analyst lisa bloom. let me pick occupy what craig had to say. if
with the judge deborah nelson. they're discussing the temperature early explain what's going on right now and why this is significant. >> the prosecution, wolf, would like to see this testimony struck, essentially that the jury would be told to ignore it. basically because donnelly apparently had been in the courtroom several days before he gave his testimony, so that's what the prosecution is contending should not happen. as you point out, he is a friend of george. he was a powerful witness. he was a vietnam era medic, in vietnam, asked if he could identify that screaming voice in the darkness, which he did as george zimmerman. he is the only witnessic say who was asked for make such an identify who would hear voices under stress, which is why he was so powerful. >> and he clearly was emotional as well in that testimony, his eyes welling up. let's listen in briefly to what this argument is all about. >> sort of an interesting take on the evidence presented or in view of it. and then sergeant raymondo came in, sort of to bring in information, no substantive testimony. similar with diane smith, sh
prosecutors have not proven second degree murder. judge debra nelson denied that motion. putting the defense on deck as this trial moves into week three. and we're back live and inside the courtroom. you see george zimmerman there, still unclear whether the jury has entered the room or not, but court will start up here in the next few minutes. wolf, we kno the defense team took the weekend to take depositions with new witnesses. we could hear from several over the next three or four days and we could hear from chris sereno and more family and friends and the forensic pathologist who is considered an expert in that field. >> we don't yet know who the first witness today will be. we'll just have to wait and see who the defense decides to call. >> yeah. >> we're monitoring. typically that person will walk right in. you know, be sworn in and we'll get the name and find out who will be up first. that has not happened yet. again, it's still unclear, wolf, whether the jury has entered the courtroom yet. we're monitoring and, of course, we'll let you know. >> trayvon martin's parents are inside and
is guilty of second degree murder or guilty of manslaughter or if he's not guilty at all. judge debra nelson spelled all of that out in her instructions to the jurors before they began their deliberations about three hours ago. listen to her discuss the parameters for self-defense under the state's stand your ground law. >> if george zimmerman was not engaged in an unlawful activity and was attacked in anyplace where he had a right to be, he had no duty to retreat and had the right to stand his ground and meet force with force, including deadly force, if he reasonably believed it was necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony. >> it's a pretty high hurdle. sunny, let me start with you. if they are going to convict, if they are going to find zimmerman guilty, here's a couple of questions that cries out to be answered. if george zimmerman was not engaged in an unlawful activity. was george zimmerman at the time of the encounter engaged in an unlawful activity? >> yeah, i mean, that's definitely the question b
, the longest day of the this trial so far. it ended with judge nelson storming out of the courtroom as don west was in mid sentence. don west last night was complaining about the pace and the speed at which this trial is going. judge nelson, of course, has made no secret she wants to move it along. she has a jury that's been sequestered. she wants to get this case to the jury as quickly as possible. but again, last night don west was going on and on and judge nelson decided she'd had enough, didn't let him finish, stood up, walked out. after that, the cameras were off -- after that john guy, attorney for the state, goes over to the other attorneys' table to demand an apology from don west. he wanted don west to apologize for implying the state was withholding evidence. he goes over, he's between mark o'mara and don west. he's like, you should apologize for something you said. don west apparently looks up at one point and raises his voice and said, no, i'm not apologizing. at that point, some sheriffs deputies have to come down and kindly ask the attorneys to leave the courtroom. so tensions app
. george zimmerman telling judge nelson after consulting with his attorneys he did not want to testify. come to find out, george zimmerman apparently wanted to testify, very much wanted to testify, according to o'mara, sit in that jury box, tell the jury, this is what i did, this is why i did it, and his attorneys essentially had to talk him out of it. >> interesting. lisa, i want to bring in -- you in here. i want to go through exactly the definitions in the state florida on the three different potential ways that george zimmerman could get convicted. second degree murder. death has to be caused by an act imminently dangerous to another. the act is, quote, done from ill will, hatred spite or an evil intent." it does not have to prove intent to cause death. then there is proving manslaughter. defendant intentionally caused the death or the defendant intentionally procured the death or the death was caused by the culpable negligence of the defendant. and then there's aggravated assault. there's our three definitions. lisa, what is going to be the one you think the jury, if they get all
to go to the jury. court is about to resume after a lunch break. then judge deborah nelson is about to charge the six-member all-women jury, which will then begin deliberations. all of this follows the conclusions we all witnessed before lunch, the closing arguments with prosecutor getting the final word. >> if that defendant had done only what he was supposed to do, see and call, none of us would be here. none of us. but that's not who he was. that's not where he was that night in his heart. after months of these people getting away, not tonight. not this one. trayvon martin may not have the defendant's blood on his hands, but george zimmerman will forever have trayvon martin's blood on his. >> the day started with defense attorney mark o'mara presenting his closing arguments. >> he is a defendant. maybe the fact the state attorney's office has decided to charge him, he's done something wrong. how many could have beens have you heard from the state? how many what ifs have you heard from the state in this case? how do you actually get to the level necessary for second-degree murder
judge deborah nelson read 27 pages of jury instructions. the jury has three basic options. not guilty, manslaughter, or second-degree murder. zimmerman, of course, has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense. the jury has been instructed to presume he's innocent unless it's been overcome beyond a reasonable doubt. as the instructions read, it is to the evidence introduced in this trial and to that alone that you are to look for that proof. here's a sample of what the judge told the jurors. >> if you decide that the main accusation has not been proved beyond a reasonable doubt, you'll next need to decide if george zimmerman is guilty of any lesser included crime. to prove the crime of manslaughter, the state must prove the following two elements beyond a reasonable doubt. one, trayvon martin is dead. two, george zimmerman intentionally committed an act or acts that caused the death of trayvon martin. in order to convict of manslaughter by act, it is not necessary for the state to prove that george zimmerman had an intent to cause death, only an intent to commit an act that was not me
. >> and whites are the other way. >> it's crazy. >> thank you, lisa bloom, paul henderson, tad nelson and karen de soto. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being was. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, michael, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, verdict watch in the george zimmerman trial. the jury's decision could come down at literally any moment. these are live pictures from the seminole county courthouse in sanford, florida, where jurors have been shut away in the jury room, deliberating for about three and a half hours now. by this point, they probably selected their foreman and are reviewing the evidence. after 12 days of testimony and 53 witnesses, these six women on the jury must decide whether george zimmerman is guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. this morning, they heard mr. zimmerman's lawyer make closing arguments for the defense. >> you look at all this evidence, and you have to say i have a reasonable doubt as to whether or not the state convinced me. he didn't act in self-defense. that's all you have to do. you
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erence. membership helps make the most of your cashflow. i'm nelson gutierrez of strictly bicycles and my money works as hard as i do. this is what membership is. this is what membership does. >>> tonight's lead, verdict watch in the george zimmerman trial. the jury's decision could come down at literally any moment. these are live pictures from the seminole county courthouse in sanfo sanford, florida, where jurors have been shut away in the jury room, deliberating for about 3 1/2 hours now. by this point, they've probably selected their foreman and are reviewing the evidence. after 12 days of testimony and 53 witnesses, these six women on the jury must decide whether george zimmerman is guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. this morning, they heard mr. zimmerman's lawyer make closing arguments for the defense. >> you look at all of this evidence, and you have to say, i have a reasonable doubt as to whether or not the state convinced me he didn't act in self-defense. that's all you have to do. you don't have to write "innocent" on the bottom of the verdict for
nelson giving them two options. convict on second-degree murder or manslaughter or third option or find george zimmerman acted in self defense and find him not guilty. allyson. >> how did the defense and prosecutions do in the last chance to speak? thank you for being here. johna, what is the take away now that it is over? >> from my perspective, the prosecutions hammered home the common sense element and that is usually what defense attorneys have to hammer on because the law usually is not on our side. in this case, the law is not on the state's side as much as defense side. >> what do you mean by that? >> i think the state did a great job of proving reasonable doubt for the defense. they have to look at six women, five of whom are mothers and said this kid had shilths skittles and this guy had a gun andous your common sense and mark omarahammered home the law. >> the roles are flipped and the defense said don't connect the dots and don't put it together. don't think of things that were not introduced in evidence and don't feel 0 and rest on your emotion. but the prosecution said he s
the court, judge deborah nelson told the jury to ignore all the outside distractionings and focus on the heavy responsibility they now bear. >> if you find trayvon martin was killed by george zimmerman, you will then need to consider the circumstances surrounding the killing, or whether the killing was deadly force. >> reporter: and later, the jurors asked for a list of all the evidence presented, perhaps a sign of how seriously they take this responsibility. tomorrow morning, 9:00 a.m. they will be back at the courthouse, making a momentous decision on whether or not george zimmerman should go to prison for life or be a free man. >> thanks, matt, of course we'll continue to follow this story. >>> next, the movies we love to hate. how about a tornado striking l.a. filled with sharks? sharknado. >> abc news "nightline," brought to you by viagra. ♪ [ lighter flicking ] [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where giving up isn't who you are. ♪ this is the age of knowing how to make things happen. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viag
on that animation, and judge nelson will rule. >> shepard: a big ruling for the defense today when the judge said the jurors can hear how trayvon martin apparent lid had thc, the active ingredient in marijuana in his system. >> that ruling late yesterday, big boost for the defense, even though the state expert says numbers these low are inconclusive but the jury will learn that the toxicology report shows that there was marijuana thc in his system, and that they will hear then from an expert called by the defense, either this afternoon or most likely tomorrow, that perhaps martin, the 17-year-old, was impaired or even agitated when he encountered george zimmerman. in fact defense attorneys say in the 7-eleven surveillance videotape, which shows martin an hour before he died, buying the skittles and the soft drink, you can see him swaying at the counter because of the effects of marijuana. we're back in court right now and the city manager for the city of sanford, mr. bonaparte, the man who actually fired the former police chief bill lee after the uproar that nobody, specifically zimmerman, had be
. this is a hearing that started at 8:30. at about 10:15, judge nelson threw her hands in the air and said, enough already. i want to bring the jury in. so she postponed the remainder of that hearing until later that afternoon. the state is supposed to start in that hearing. the state said it will take him at least 45 minutes. so at this point they may be talking about whether to proffer these witnesses or whether to go ahead and spend the next 45 minutes on trying to wrap up that animation hearing as well. again, going back to the timeline, martin, after the judge rules on whether that animation is in after the proffering of these two expert witnesses, they could move in to wrapping up these cases in closing arguments as early as tomorrow. >> right. and craig, just on that animation, this is made by an individual called conrad shoemaker, and as i understand it, craig, this is a reconstruction, as it were, a graphicized reconstruction of the defense's view of what happened on the night trayvon martin was shot; is that right? >> reporter: that would be right, and the point you just made that it's e
a tense exchange between judge debra nelson and zimmerman's lawyers he made his choice. >> after consulting with counsel, not to testify, your honor. >> reporter: there was also proof in court wednesday you can learn a lot from a dummy. during one of the most surreal moments in court, both sides straddled a foam dummy in attempts to illustrate the conflicting arguments as to what happened the night trayvon martin was killed. prosecutors john guy argued it would be difficult for zimmerman to shoot at a 90-degree angle had trayvon martin been on top as presented by the defense. >> would it be consistent the 90 degrees if trayvon martin had been backing up and the defendant raised his gun and shot at 09 degrees. >> reporter: then defense mark o'mara grabbed the dummy. >> were they inconsistent with someone doing this? >> reporter: on the final day of testimony, robert zimmerman returned to the stand to address the screams heard on the 911 tape. >> absolutely it's my son, george. >> is that an opinion that you still have through today? >> t >> surely. >> reporter: judge debra nelson
hour or so it was the judge who was doing the talking. >> the judge debra nelson, in -- it's not as sexy for the courtroom spectators to watch assay attorneys bashing stuff into the courtroom floor, but as far as justice for george zimmerman, incredibly important. the 27 pages she was reading to the jurors basically just reading page after page after page, with the jury instructions which they now have with them in the deliberations room. these spell out exactly what constitutes the crime of second degree murder, the crime of manslaughter, what is meant by reasonable doubt. what is meant by the burden of proof. those kinds of things that are going to be critical in the next perhaps hours, perhaps days, until this jury comes up with a verdict, and all trial long we heard so much about that sidewalk and george zimmerman allegedly having his head smashed into the sidewalk by trayvon martin, and that alone was the reason that suddenly he felt fear of his life and had to pull out his gun and exhibit self-defense with deadly force. today george zimmerman's attorney brought out th
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